Randi S.
Randi S. Martinsen
Immediate Past President, Chair
University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Academic Degrees

  • 1975: M.S., Geology, Northern Arizona University
  • 1971: B.S., Earth and Space Science, State University N.Y.-Stony Brook


  • 1981-present: University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo.
  • 1979-present: Consulting geologist, Laramie, Wyo.
  • 1974-79: Geologist, Cities Service Co., Denver


AAPG Activities

Joined AAPG 1973

Member DPA

  • 2011-present Public Outreach Committee, co-chair
  • 2010-present AAPG Search & Discovery editorial board
  • 2009-present AAPG 100th Anniversary Committee
  • 2004-present HoD delegate
  • 2002-present Chair, Rocky Mountain Rendezvous of Geoscience Students and Employers (RMR) job fair
  • 1993-present University of Wyoming Student Chapter sponsor
  • 2011 Imperial Barrel Award team adviser
  • 2009-11 AAPG/SEG Geo Integration Ad Hoc Committee
  • 2008-11 Group Insurance Committee
  • 2008-09 Petroleum Technology Transfer Council board
  • 2006-09 Professional Women in Earth Sciences Committee
  • 2006-08 AAPG treasurer; Investment, Audit Review, Budget Review, Finance and Insurance committees
  • 2005-08 Student Expo Committee
  • 2007 Imperial Barrel Award team adviser
  • 2005-06 Associate editor
  • 2002-03 Geo Tours Ad Hoc Committee
  • 2002 General chair, Rocky Mountain Section annual meeting
  • 2001 AAPG ACE, technical sessions chair
  • 1998-2001 Associate Editor
  • 1987-99 Membership Committee
  • 1997-98 Distinguished Lecture Committee
  • 1994-95 Member National Research Council Panel on the Review of the Oil Demonstration Program of the DOE
  • 1980-83 Publications Committee
  • 1977-80 Public Outreach Committee

AAPG Honors & Awards

  • 2009 Distinguished Service Award 
  • 2006 Certificate of Merit
  • 2001 Certificate of Merit
  • 1979 A.I. Levorsen Memorial Award, Rocky Mountain Section


Over 25 peer reviewed publications and presentations on critical controls on hydrocarbon accumulations including depositional system analysis, sequence stratigraphy, tectonics and sedimentation, anomalous pressures, tight gas sandstones, plus numerous short course notes and field trip guides.

  • 2003, Depositional remnants, Part 1: Common components of the stratigraphic record with important implications for hydrocarbon exploration and production - AAPG BULLETIN
  • 2003, Depositional remnants, Part 2: Examples from the Western Interior Cretaceous basin of North America - AAPG BULLETIN
  • 1997, Stratigraphic Controls on the Development and Distribution of Fluid Pressure Compartments - AAPG Memoir 67
  • 1995, Stratigraphic Compartmentalization of Reservoir Sandstones: Examples from the Muddy Sandstone Power River Basin, Wyoming and Montana, AAPG Memoir 61

Section 5. President-Elect

The President-Elect shall serve for one (1) year as such and in the following year shall assume the office of President. The President-Elect shall have no administrative authority except as a member of the Executive Committee; shall become acquainted with all the details of the office of President, and generally become prepared to serve as President. The President-Elect shall be responsible for the preparation of the budget for the ensuing fiscal year for approval by the Executive Committee.




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